Workforce Development News – June 15, 2015

By on June 15, 2015
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Better Feedback Starts with the Right State of Mind

“Feedback is the nexus between user needs and product development. But gathering and using it effectively doesn’t come easily; it’s one of the trickiest things to get right.”
http://www.helpscout.net/blog/better-user-feedback/

If You Really Want to Improve Your Employer Brand, Do These Things to Be a Better Leader

“An employment brand is only as good as one’s direct manager.”
http://www.eremedia.com/ere/if-you-really-want-to-improve-your-employer-brand-do-these-things-to-be-a-better-leader/

Snag Top Health Care Jobs With an Associate Degree

“Professionals in these jobs can earn a median salary ranging from $44,000 to $71,000.”
http://www.usnews.com/education/community-colleges/articles/2015/06/10/snag-5-top-health-care-jobs-with-an-associate-degree

The Three People Who Matter Most in Your Network

“When it comes to networking that has the power to make a difference in your career, it’s not about quantity, it’s about quality.”
http://www.fastcompany.com/3047022/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/the-three-people-who-matter-most-in-your-network

7 Secrets to Savvy Cover Letters

“How to impress recruiters and employers with a standout note.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/09/5-secrets-to-savvy-cover-letters

How to React When an Interview Doesn’t Go as Planned

“Don’t be rattled by these five common surprises.”
http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/06/08/how-to-react-when-an-interview-doesnt-go-as-planned

Infographic: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Visual Content

“If you need to create images but aren’t sure where to begin.”
http://ragan.com/Main/Articles/49805.aspx

Please Quit Saying These 11 Things You Really Don’t Mean

“Whether from habit or laziness or fear or pseudo-politeness, we all say things we don’t really mean.”
http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/please-quit-saying-these-11-things-you-don-t-really-mean.html

Regular feedback is one of the hardest things to drive through an organization.” – Kenneth Chenault

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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